Hoosier Hysteria is a passion for the game of basketball in Indiana. Explore the history of the state's long-term obsession with high school round ball.
In 1925 the man credited with inventing basketball, Dr. James Naismith, visited Indiana and famously said, while the game was invented in Massachusetts, basketball really had its origin in Indiana, which remains the center of the sport.
Indeed, Indiana is the first state that comes to mind when one thinks of high school basketball. The game itself is an important part of the history of the state. From reports of the first game in 1894 to the heyday when Hoosier high school gyms were filled beyond capacity, Hoosierism and basketball have had a long and eventful relationship. Towns and cities, large and small alike, all across the state, have for generations united around their high school basketball teams.
Hoosier High School Basketball chronicles the long and colorful history of the players, coaches, schools, and fans that have tied the game's history to Indiana. In a collection of over 200 vintage images, author Bob Adams details the achievements and contributions made by many of the sport's great players and coaches.
About the Author
Bob Adams is the past president of the Indiana High School Basketball Historical Society and author of many publications on the Hoosier state's enduring legacy. This volume is a celebration of high school basketball's heyday in the Hoosier state.